Paea did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Paea's injury doesn't appear to be too serious, as it is a lingering problem that the team keeps a close eye on. It looks like the Cowboys are just taking precautionary measures with the defensive tackle and Paea likely won't miss any time as a result.
Paea (knee) started at defensive tackle during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.
Paea played 12 defensive snaps and didn't record a tackle. The veteran had been dealing with a nagging knee injury, but could earn a starting role to open the regular season with Cedric Thornton still recovering from a hamstring issue.
Paea (knee) expects to play in Saturday's preseason tilt with the Colts, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Paea looks to be nearing a full return following a knee injury that has been plaguing him for months. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, Paea will likely play Saturday, per the report.
Paea sat out Wednesday's OTAs due to a knee injury, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
Paea signed with Dallas in the offseason and is expected to start at defensive tackle for the team. The extent of his knee issue isn't yet known, but the Cowboys haven't provided any indication that it's a serious concern.
He has experience with Rod Marinelli's defensive scheme from their time together in Chicago, and Paea will take Terrell McClain's spot in the Dallas defensive line rotation. The 28-year-old recorded 12 tackles and a half-sack in 13 games for the Browns in 2016.
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
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